Writer and Director Dave Christiano needs student extras for his upcoming movie, The Perfect Race, filming on Lipscomb’s campus.
The scenes filming at the end of July will need 10 students of any gender and any race. The Perfect Race is the sequel to the 2016 film Remember the Goal and follows a female 800-meter runner who attends a small Christian college.
Christiano and his brother Rich both started their film careers in the 1970s and have directed and produced several Christiano Films. These movies highlight the beliefs of the Christiano brothers and display strong Christian themes.
Christiano is no stranger to working with Lipscomb students. Lipscomb junior Quinn Gorte and Lipscomb graduate Lacy Hartselle both starred in his previous film Remember the Goal.
Gorte was 18 when she played the role of Anna Glass, the lead runner of the cross-country team. Though her character will not be in the The Perfect Race, she shared her experience working on the previous film.
“Being able to share parts of my story with people was an incredible honor, and being in the film really expanded my platform to open doors for those opportunities,” Gorte said. “It was really fun meeting new people from the various states and organizations, and many of them really went out of their way to help the film.”
Gorte shared how the cast of Remember the Goal still keeps in touch and will forever be “a little family.” She is currently helping recruit students for the film.
“He (Christiano) is one of the most passionate people I’ve ever met,” Gorte said. “He just devotes his life to honoring God with film. He’s someone who’s impacted countless people over years of filmmaking, yet he’s super humble. I know numerous people have wanted to work with him, so I feel incredibly honored that God gave me an open door to work with Dave.”
The movie will be filming on campus Friday, July 20, at 1:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 22nd, at 4:30 p.m. Any students interested in being an extra can contact Quinn Gorte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo courtesy of Gorte